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Matthias Brändle's Hour Record Scott Plasma 5

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Matthias Brändle's Scott Plasma has been tweaked for top performance on the grip

Matthias Brändle's Scott Plasma has been tweaked for top performance on the grip (Image credit: Ronan Merot)
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The World Cycling Centre in Aigle, the UCI’s velodrome

The World Cycling Centre in Aigle, the UCI’s velodrome (Image credit: UCI)
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The UCI's headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland

The UCI's headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland (Image credit: UCI)
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Brändle practises on the UCI velodrome

Brändle practises on the UCI velodrome (Image credit: Ronan Merot)
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Brändle's mechanic checks over his Plasma

Brändle's mechanic checks over his Plasma (Image credit: Ronan Merot)
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Matthias Brändle walks onto the velodrome

Matthias Brändle walks onto the velodrome (Image credit: Ronan Merot)
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Matthias Brändle gets ready for another practise session as he attempts to break the hour record

Matthias Brändle gets ready for another practise session as he attempts to break the hour record (Image credit: Ronan Merot)
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The Plasma's cockpit is stock, but the rest of the bike has been adapted for fixed-gear riding

The Plasma's cockpit is stock, but the rest of the bike has been adapted for fixed-gear riding (Image credit: Ronan Merot)
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The Plasma's triathlon accessories have been ditched with brake covers integrated into the frame

The Plasma's triathlon accessories have been ditched with brake covers integrated into the frame (Image credit: Ronan Merot)
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Big man or small bike? You decide!

Big man or small bike? You decide! (Image credit: Ronan Merot)
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Matthias Brändle's legs were in an ice bath getting ready for the record during this shoot

Matthias Brändle's legs were in an ice bath getting ready for the record during this shoot (Image credit: Ronan Merot)
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No guessing who this belongs to

No guessing who this belongs to (Image credit: Ronan Merot)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

 IAM Cycling's Matthias Brändle set a new Hour Record of 51.85km aboard a custom Scott Plasma 5 on Thursday and Scott refined its newest triathlon bike – the Plasma 5 – to aid Brändle in his attempt.

Scott says Brändle's Plasma been built and set up especially to perform on the 200m Aigle track at UCI headquartres. The tri version's front drinks system and top-tube bento box have gone, having been labelled 'unnecessary bulk'. The rear dropouts have been tweaked to accommodate a fixed gear and a 120mm rear track hub, which is 10mm narrower than a regular road wheel.

The bar setup is the stock TT version, while the brakes – normally shrouded on the stock Plasma 5 – have been removed and the covers re-engineered and moulded into the frame and fork structures. This gives the same look and aerodynamic properties, but in a completely solid piece. DT Swiss deep section front and disc tubs finish the package.

Check out the tantalising shots from Scott and IAM Cycling in our gallery above.